What is Teriflunomide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aubagio

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Teriflunomide is thought to prevent the interaction of cells in the immune system involved in damage to the myelin sheath. It is used to treat relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple sclerosis 288 242
Participate in clinical trial 9 8
Infantile myofibromatosis 1 0
Rheumatoid arthritis 1 1
Sleep apnea disorder 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
37
Moderate
40
Mild
63
None
113

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Teriflunomide

Side effect Patients
Hair loss 31
Diarrhea 19
Nausea 12
Hair thinning 11
Headaches 7
Elevated blood pressure 6

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Teriflunomide

Dosage Patients
14 mg daily 82
7 mg daily 9
1 tablet(s) daily 8
14 mcg daily 3
1 capsule(s) daily 1
7 mcg daily 1
14 mL daily 1
7 mg twice daily 1
28 mg daily 1
30 mcg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Teriflunomide

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 42
Did not seem to work 32
Doctor's advice 22
Other 8
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Teriflunomide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 53
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Teriflunomide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 229
Usually 11
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 11
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 229
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 15
$100-199 2
$50-99 7
$25-49 5
< $25 132
Not specified 92

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Teriflunomide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) 51
Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 37
Interferon beta-1a IM Injection (Avonex) 25
Fingolimod (Gilenya) 15
Natalizumab (Tysabri) 15

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Patients stopped taking Teriflunomide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) 11
Dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) 8
Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) 8
Natalizumab (Tysabri) 6
Alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) 5

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11 patient evaluations for Teriflunomide

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Jul 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Pill box is important to remember to take meds for me (even though the Aubagio is labeled with a day's number.) So far, this is doing as well as the Copaxone did. My MRI in December revealed about a millimeter growth in one lesion and the rest were the same size and inactive. Very happy with this!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2016 (Started Jul 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (chronic eosinophilic pneumonia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 14 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: None it's just a tiny pill
Cost: < $25 monthly

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